Tuesday, 16 February 2016
Redemption, Robocobra and Taupe at Durham
Thursday 18th February £5
A jazz quartet, Redemption deliver hard driving Bebop, Latin and funk jazz in an upfront, uncompromising and distinctive style.
Jim Hall – Piano / Keyboards
Keith Tulip – The Basses
Martin Wake – Drums / Percussion
John Hall – Saxophones (Tenor/Alto/Soprano)
Video here www.redemptionjazz.com
Doors from 7pm
Weds 24th Feb - £5
Taking equal influence from jazz, hardcore & hip-hop, Robocobra Quartet began performing live in Belfast in April 2014. Since then, their unique improvisation-laden approach – centred on a howling drummer-vocalist and offset by menacing saxophones – has garnered them a reputation as a compelling & challenging live act.
This unique brand of ‘sprechgesang’ vocals over an improvising instrumental has taken them to festivals as varied as Electric Picnic & the Brilliant Corners Festival of Jazz whilst putting out releases on Smalltown America, Fringe Sound Records & their own Abbreviated Records.
Bolstered by support from BBC Radio 6, Impose Magazine & Hot Press, 2016 will see the band performing dates throughout the UK, Ireland & Europe, followed by a 12″ vinyl release funded by the PRS Foundation.”
See a video here: https://youtu.be/Bg8FMRCslik
Sat 12th March - £5
Taupe are a Newcastle upon Tyne based trio specializing in razor-sharp polyrhythmic play, exploratory improvisation and raw, high energy live performance.
The group’s sound is built of influences drawing from free jazz and math metal to hip-hop grooves and post-bop, with a healthy dollop of skronk, all navigated down a path that seeks to blur the line between carefully constructed rhythmic compositions and explosive group improvisation.
Adam Stapleford \ Drums
Mike Parr Burman / Guitar
Jamie Stockbridge \ Saxophone
See a video here: https://youtu.be/CuWy4cOKbu4
Venue: Empty Shop
35c Framwellgate Bridge Durham DH14SZ